WEAF Annual Gala Dinner 2023


30 November 2023


6:30 pm - 11:30 pm


Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa, 53-55 Corn Street, Bristol, BS1 1HT


WEAF Annual Gala Dinner 2023

Undoubtedly one of the highlights of the aerospace and defence calendar!

Join us for a fabulous evening of networking with the South West’s elite aerospace, defence and advanced manufacturing community.



The spectacular WEAF Annual Dinner 2023 will bring together senior members of the aerospace, defence and advanced manufacturing industries for a fabulous evening of entertainment, dinner and networking.

Demand for tickets is extremely high, and it comes as no surprise when we have an unmissable keynote speaker lined up.

We will see captivating members of the aerospace industry gather for an evening of entertainment and networking. You will be in fantastic company with the South West’s leading businesses well-represented.

  • Location: Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa, Bristol
  • Date: 30th November 2023
  • Time: 6:30pm – 11.30pm
  • Dress: Black business suits & tie / black tie dinner suit and cocktail dresses / business dresses.


Your evening*

The 2022 WEAF Annual Dinner

  • 18.30 – Welcome drinks reception with canapés and networking
  • 19.00 – Call to dinner
  • 19.15 – Welcome from Colin Turner, WEAF CEO and the WEAF Chairman
  • 19.30 – Fabulous 2-course dinner
  • 20.30 – Networking break
  • 21:00 – Keynote speaker – tbc
  • 22:00 – Networking (make connections and swap those business cards!)
  • 23.30 – Carriages

*please note that the agenda is subject to change




Tickets are available for the WEAF Annual Dinner 2023 as single delegate tickets or tables of 10 (Special offer: Purchase a table of 10 delegates for the price of 9!).

Open to WEAF Members, Affiliate Members (ADS, MAA, FAC, NWAA, Invest NI and Aerospace Wales) and Non-members.

To book a table of ten via invoice please email belinda@weaf.co.uk

* Please note that tickets are plus VAT & booking fee


Keynote Speaker: Gemma Alcock

Gemma is Founder and CEO of SkyBound Rescuer, a multi-award-winning drone innovator and respected thought-leader in the use of drones for public safety. Gemma became the first woman to receive the esteemed global Public Safety Drone Leadership Award from DRONERESPONDERS for her exceptional leadership advancing the implementation of public safety drone programmes.

SkyBound Rescuer is building a network of automated drones to save, protect and improve lives.


Make a weekend of it!

Bristol Harbour Hotel and SpaWe have placed 10 x bedrooms on hold for the night of 30th November, which are priced at £155 per room based on sole occupancy and including breakfast. There is a £10 surcharge for double occupancy.

If you wish to book, you can do so by calling 0117 203 4445 and selecting option 1 for bedroom reservations. You will need to quote the code ‘2311WEAFGA’ in order to access the preferential rate.

NB. Bedrooms will need to be booked before 19th October, at which point any that haven’t been booked will be released for general resale.


The WEAF Gala Dinner is Sponsored by:


WEAF gala dinner silver sponsor: Morson Projects


Providing quality driven engineering services
to a wide range of industrial markets.



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Our chosen charity – FSDP

We are delighted to support:

Flying Scholarships for Disabled People 

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